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deerfield
12-19-2012, 10:47 PM
Friday I leave for Illinois. Get to spend the week of Christmas at home with my wife and sons. The oldest arrives home Saturday after a year-long deployment to the Middle East. The youngest is already home on break from college. The middle son works for a bank and lives at home.

First four weeks on the new job have been good. Even though I am in the same business as with my prior employer, still lots to learn. Good management and colleagues.

Last weekend moved out of the hotel and into a rented room. Posted an ad on Craig's List and landed a room in a house owned by an elderly widow. $340 a month. Includes private bathroom and full use of house. Quiet location about thirteen miles from the office.

Looking to buy a house. No hurry. Getting up to speed on the new job and getting to know the area will take time. I think it will take six to nine months to find a house and get fully relocated.

wolfeman131
12-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Stuart,

Glad to hear that you will be with family over the Holidays and I'm sure it will be great to spend time with your sons. Safe travels!


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mmandley
12-20-2012, 08:37 AM
Sounds great man, i bet its the best Christmas gift to get your Oldest home right before the hollidays.

Have a great holliday man.

sandm
12-20-2012, 08:41 AM
glad to hear you'll all be together..

did the rented room thing when the ex and I split. amazing how the economy and craigslist have changed the world. lived with 3 young navy recruits that ended up going to iraq. when they left, got another military kid for 9 months before he deployed and then kept the place to myself until I bought a house. it's a cheap way to go..

kaneboats
12-20-2012, 11:28 AM
I'm glad to hear it's working out for you and especially happy to hear your holiday plans. Merry Christmas!

bergermaister
12-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Hope you and the family have a very Merry Christmas - nice that things worked out so you can all be together!

jpetty3023
12-20-2012, 03:12 PM
here's to a great holiday season deer. glad to hear things are falling into place


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